It’s time! The 2023 Camping World SRX Racing Series will be kicked off on Thursday, July 13 at Stafford Motor Speedway. There is a star-studded driver lineup set to compete in the return of the ESPN Thursday Night Thunder branding.
Here is the full guide on how, when, and where to watch the race, who will compete in the race as well as the starting lineup for the first Heat Race of the evening.
SRX Racing TV Schedule, Thursday July 13, 2023
The first edition of the new 2023 Camping World SRX Series ESPN Thursday Night Thunder will get rolling on Thursday. Television coverage will be provided by ESPN beginning at 9:00 PM ET.
When the coverage comes on the air, the Main Event will not be the first thing on the broadcast. The SRX Racing Series consists of two Heat Races, which set the lineup for the main event.
The results in the Heat Races, as well as the Main Event all factor into the season-long championship standings.
Here is the TV Schedule for Thursday night:
|TV / Streaming
|9:00 PM ET
|Camping World SRX Racing Series
|Stafford Motor Speedway
Who Will Compete?
The SRX Racing Series features a 12-car field, and Thursday’s race in Stafford, Connecticut will be STACKED.
Marco Andretti, the defending series champion, has drawn the pole position for the opening Heat Race of the evening.
Here is the full driver list (and starting lineup) for the opening Heat Race:
|Claim to fame
|2-time IndyCar race winner, 2022 SRX champion
|31-time CART winner
|2000 NASCAR Cup Series champion
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor
|10-time NASCAR Cup Series winner
|49-time NASCAR Cup Series winner
|4-time NASCAR Cup Series winner
|2004 IndyCar champion
|2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion
|3-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, 2021 SRX champion
|2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion
|18-time NASCAR Cup Series winner
How are points scored?
There will be two different sets of points scored throughout the night. In the heat races, the point format will be 12 points to the Heat Race winner, and the point total will reduce by one all the way down to one point for the 12th-place finisher.
In the Main Event, the race winner will receive 25 points, while the second-place driver scores 22 points. Every position behind the runner-up spot decreases by two points, which means third-place scores 20 points, fourth place gets 18 points, etc.
Eight drivers are currently scheduled to run the full six-race SRX Racing schedule in 2023. The full-timers include: Brad Keselowski, Hailie Deegan, Tony Stewart, Marco Andretti, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Ken Schrader, and Paul Tracy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay was originally scheduled to run the full season, but NTT IndyCar Series commitments have foiled those plans.
It is an absolutely action-packed schedule for SRX in 2023. Things will get started at Stafford Motor Speedway, which has been on the schedule for all three seasons of the series.
Next week, the series will head to Vermont to race at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl on Thursday, July 20th. After Thunder Road, Motor Mile Speedway will host the series on Thursday, July 27th.
Berling Raceway will cap off the paved racing for the year for SRX on Thursday, August 3rd.
The season will finish up with two-consecutive dirt races.
Eldora Speedway will host SRX on Thursday, August 10th, and Lucas Oil Speedway will take decide the series championship on Thursday, August 17th.